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Scotland Ski Summary History

Last updated: Mon 20th Oct, 2014 at 13:46

The Scottish ski season will get underway just as soon as enough of the white stuff accumulates in the Highlands. Have a great season!

Last updated: Tue 08th Apr, 2014 at 14:26

Our daily updated synopsis for the Scottish ski centres has now finished for the season but our snow reports and the mountain forecasts, which update four times per day, for the five centres continues until all the ski centres in the Highlands stop providing uplift for skiers.

Last updated: Sat 05th Apr, 2014 at 12:55

It remains mild in the Highlands this weekend and Glenshee has now decided they will not open again until snow returns. On Sunday then Cairngorm, Glencoe and Nevis Range will offer skiing on wet spring snow. The upper slopes are still complete and when visibility is good the skiing is fun with no lift queues reported.

Last updated: Thu 03rd Apr, 2014 at 12:02

Rather dull and cloudy in the Highlands currently with the freezing level through the day close to summit elevation so not ideal ski conditions. However the snow cover remains impressive on upper slopes and all that is required is some sunshine to create excellent spring skiing conditions at all the centres in the Highlands, except the Lecht which is closed.

Last updated: Wed 02nd Apr, 2014 at 13:34

The Highlands are still offering skiing at four of the five Scottish ski centres. Only the Lecht is closed with no snow. The other centres are offering skiing on wet granular snow and there is still a surprising amount on terrain on offer, especially at Glencoe which has all runs complete. On Thursday it will be wet and very windy so not ideal for skiers and uplift is likely to be adversely affected.

Last updated: Tue 01st Apr, 2014 at 12:57

Very mild in the Highlands now and snow cover is reducing fast on lower slopes. Even on the highest slopes the snow pack is wet but when the sun comes out there is good fun to be had thanks to still substantial snow depths on the high pistes of Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee and Nevis Range. The Lecht is now closed with no snow cover.

Last updated: Mon 31st Mar, 2014 at 16:27

Spring ski conditions now in Scotland with Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee and Nevis Range still offering some very good skiing on upper slopes that in many places have a deep cover of mostly soft or wet granular snow. The Lecht is closed due to lack of snow. Tuesday should be another decent ski day however the winds will remain quite strong from the east.

Last updated: Sun 30th Mar, 2014 at 09:55

There is still skiing in Scotland at Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee and Nevis Range. The upper slopes still have good snow cover and runs are mostly complete with decent skiing available, when the overhead conditions are right. On Monday these four centres plan to operate though strong easterly winds are again forecast and this may affect uplift at times.

Last updated: Sat 29th Mar, 2014 at 16:21

Strong easterly winds on Saturday limited the uplift at Nevis Range but Glencoe, Cairngorm and Glenshee offered some quite good sport with still almost all upper pistes well covered with snow. Sunday will be windy again and there is a chance of rain showers as the freezing level rises to the summits of the Highlands. Snow conditions are probably best described as variable.

Last updated: Fri 28th Mar, 2014 at 15:20

A strong easterly airflow is moving over the Highlands but there was still some good skiing on offer on Friday. The weekend will have variable cloud cover and will still be breezy but all centres, except the Lecht which has no snow, will be offering most upper level pistes which currently hold a variety of snow conditions, depending on elevation and aspect.

Last updated: Thu 27th Mar, 2014 at 15:54

There is some good skiing available in the Scottish Highlands when overhead conditions allow. A strong easterly airflow brought in some light fresh snowfall on Thursday and it will remain breezy on Friday. Snow depths remains excellent on the upper slopes of 4 of the 5 ski centres, with only the Lecht closed due to lack of snow.

Last updated: Wed 26th Mar, 2014 at 15:43

Wonderful spring ski conditions in the Highlands on Wednesday with a softening snowpack underski and plenty of sunshine overhead. The other unusual feature of the day was almost no wind. On Thursday however very strong easterly winds return and may disrupt uplift plans at the 4 ski centres that plan to open and that can still offer almost all runs complete. Only the Lecht is closed due to lack of snow.

Last updated: Tue 25th Mar, 2014 at 14:50

There is some good skiing available in the Highlands now with 4 of the 5 Scottish ski centres open. Only the Lecht lacks snow and is closed. On Wednesday the forecast looks promising for a day of sunshine and not much wind for a change. The upper slopes have a wide and deep cover of dry firm packed snow with pockets of drifted powder. Lower slopes have more variable conditions but it

Last updated: Mon 24th Mar, 2014 at 15:14

Some brightness has returned to the Highlands and on Monday this allowed some very good skiing at the 4 Scottish ski centres that are still holding impressive snow depths and a surface cover of fresh windblown powder snow. More of the same will be on offer on Tuesday, though the freezing level will rise again to soften the snowpack. The Lecht ski centre remains closed due to lack of snow.

Last updated: Sun 23rd Mar, 2014 at 15:24

Sunday was a cool and breezy day in the Highlands but some good visibility meant there was some good sport on offer at the ski centres, and most of the uplift was on offer. Only the Lecht lacks snow and remains closed. On Monday the wind will shift to the SE but again visibility will be decent so expect pretty good conditions again with pockets of fresh drifted snow on a refrozen base.

Last updated: Thu 20th Mar, 2014 at 15:04

Thaw conditions have greatly damaged the snow pack in the Highlands but still 4 of the 5 Scottish ski centres are offering uplift for skiers. On the upper slopes the snow cover remains intact, albeit wet. However a change is about to arrive. On Friday it will be colder, the thaw will cease and fresh snowfall will begin. This is likely to drastically change for the better the ski conditions on offer.

Last updated: Wed 19th Mar, 2014 at 12:10

The rapid thaw continues in the Highlands and more rain is forecast at all elevations. However on Thursday afternoon it will turn cooler and rain will again become snow. All the ski centres, except the Lecht which is closed, still have good snow cover on upper slopes so as the freezing level and new snow falls skiers can expect some good sport to be on offer.

Last updated: Tue 18th Mar, 2014 at 13:59

Snow depths are sinking at an astonishing rate in the Highlands so its a good thing there was such a monumental volume of snow at the ski centres. The Lecht however now has zero snow. The other 4 centres still have most runs complete and upper slopes hold deep wet snow cover. Colder air arrives on Thursday and also fresh snow so still the promise of good skiing to come in the Highlands.

Last updated: Mon 17th Mar, 2014 at 13:00

Mild, wet and windy weather is affecting the Highlands and obviously none of that is good news for skiers. The snow pack is reducing fast on lower slopes but upper slopes still hold very large amounts of snow, (except at the Lecht where there is no snow) and when the overhead is decent there will still be good sport on offer. More snow is forecast for Thursday.

Last updated: Sun 16th Mar, 2014 at 16:09

High winds limited the uplift on offer for skiers in the Highlands through the weekend and further gales are expected on Monday. The temperatures are also mild enough to damage the snow pack at all elevations so the snow is now wet at all elevations. On Monday all the centres except the Lecht will attempt to open and they all still have wide and deep snow cover on upper slopes, with skiing still available back to car park level. The Lecht has no snow.

Last updated: Sat 15th Mar, 2014 at 15:14

High winds are the dominant feature of the Highland weather this weekend and that is limiting the skiing on offer. On Sunday the winds will continue very strong but all the centres will try and open, except the Lecht which is closed die to lack of snow. The snow pack that remains in the Highlands is still very deep but it is wet now and reducing at all elevations.

Last updated: Fri 14th Mar, 2014 at 14:54

The Highlands were stormbound on Friday though there was some uplift for skiers on offer at Glenshee. After glorious sunshine skiing earlier in the week we now have very strong westerlies blasting the mountains and more of the same expected on Saturday. And it will be wet and mild. So all eyes back on the forecast for better overhead to enjoy the still incredible snow cover at Cairngorm, Glencoe, Glenshee and Nevis Range. The Lecht is closed with almost no snow remaining.

Last updated: Thu 13th Mar, 2014 at 16:33

The sunshine has departed the Highlands and wet and more gloomy conditions prevail. Snow depths remain at record levels at four of the five ski centres, but the Lecht is closed due to lack of snow. The snow pack is turning more granular now but when visibility is decent it is still great to ski.

Last updated: Wed 12th Mar, 2014 at 14:58

Wednesday was another glorious day in the Highlands with skiers able to explore the still incredible snow cover at all Scottish centres except the Lecht, which is now closed through the week due to lack of snow. Skiing is on Spring style snow conditions, subject to an overnight freeze and daytime thaw. On Thursday the skies will be less clear but there will still be good sport and extensive terrain on offer.

Last updated: Tue 11th Mar, 2014 at 15:03

Finally some really fine weather to enjoy the huge snow cover that remains at 4 of the 5 Scottish ski centres. On Tuesday there was great sport on offer with skiing on Spring snow conditions. The air is mild, well over 0C at base elevation, the winds are light and the sun is shining. More of the same expected on Wednesday with most uplift operating. The Lecht however is now closed but may open at the weekend with just very limited snow cover.

Last updated: Mon 10th Mar, 2014 at 13:14

Finally some settled weather is arriving in the Highlands and visibility is good. There remains wide and deep snow cover at all the Scottish ski centres, except the Lecht where only a few runs are complete. Skiing is on variable snow conditions at all elevations but with very mild temperatures arriving this week expect granular Spring style conditions to soon develop.

Last updated: Sun 09th Mar, 2014 at 15:08

After a wet and windy weekend the weather for the Highlands looks like it will be the best we have seen in a long time with light winds and plenty of sunshine expected. This means that skiers will finally be able to fully enjoy the deep and wide snow cover that remains at all centres, except the Lecht where most snow has now been lost. Snow conditions are now variable but expect Spring style conditions to soon develop once the sun comes out.

Last updated: Sat 08th Mar, 2014 at 13:51

The Highlands were stormbound again on Saturday with driving snow, sleet and rain reported. Skiing was reduced to a few tows at Glenshee and the Lecht, which is the only centre lacking snow cover. On Sunday it will be wet again but winds will ease so all centres will attempt to get underway again, most likely with very variable snow conditions. The forecast for the week ahead looks good though so hopefully some opportunities to exploit the still massive snow cover on most Scottish pistes.

Last updated: Fri 07th Mar, 2014 at 12:58

The conditions were very wild in the Highlands on Friday as high winds and heavy snow blasted in from the west and this reduced the uplift on offer to a few tows at just Glenshee and the Lecht. On Saturday it will be stormy again and it seems the freezing level will rise so the snow pack is going to become wet. Next week the conditions look more settled and realistically this is when some good snow sport may again be available in Scotland.

Last updated: Thu 06th Mar, 2014 at 14:53

Wet conditions were reported on Thursday but the wind will shift more westerly on Friday and colder air and heavy snow will arrive. The snow will be heaviest in the West Highlands but all five of the ski centres should benefit. Once the weather eases, some excellent sport should be on offer once again.